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HOT TOPIC 2018 HTM file
Measuring alcohol-related harm; politics and science
One of our selection of hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. At a national level, alcohol-related harm and especially the net cost of harm versus benefits are slippery concepts. Malleability and policy salience combine to make the estimates contested territory.
HOT TOPIC 2018 HTM file
Computerised therapies: sacrificing effectiveness for wider access?
One of our selection of hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Computers, mobile phones and tablets could take their place among culturally-accepted routes to overcoming problem substance use, but would they retain the effectiveness of in-person interventions?
An ambitious attempt to use research to understand the most effective and cost-effective set of policies for reducing alcohol-related harm in the English context, from taxation and price regulation to managing the drinking environment.
What constitutes ‘alcohol-related’ domestic abuse, and to what extent can interventions designed to reduce the harms of alcohol also reduce domestic abuse?
The annual accounting of the treatment caseload in England registers a continuing fall in total numbers and decreasing success with opiate users, while success with drinkers has increased and has for the last few years remained relatively high and stable. An ageing population of opiate users is the proposed explanation for the former trend – but why hasn’t a similarly ageing alcohol caseload also eroded success rates?
HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
‘My GP says I drink too much’: screening and brief intervention
One of our hot topics – important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. In the absence of more or less inescapable impediments to heavy drinking like ramping up the price of cheap alcohol, widespread screening and brief advice have been the great hope for drink-related public health improvements. Patchy effectiveness and poor implementation have led that ambition to be questioned.
MATRIX CELL 2016 HTM file
Alcohol Matrix cell E1: Treatment systems; Screening and brief intervention
The most important studies on local, regional and national systems for effectively and cost-effectively implementing screening and brief intervention. One of 25 cells in the alcohol matrix. Also highlights the most useful reviews and practice guidelines and offers a customised one-click search for more on the Effectiveness Bank database.
STUDY 2016 HTM file
The Licensing Act (2003): its uses and abuses 10 years on
Seen as excluding health concerns and requiring an individualistic and ‘premises by premises’ approach, interviews with stakeholders and a revisiting of the 2003 Licensing Act for England and Wales suggest it could nevertheless be used to address public health and to implement licensing policies and decisions based on likely overall local impact.
HOT TOPIC 2017 HTM file
Controlling alcohol-related crime and disorder
One of our selection of hot topics on important issues which sometimes generate heated debate. Within substance use policy there can hardly be a hotter issue than alcohol-related violence and disorder. For governments mindful of a drinking electorate, the conundrum is how to curb the fallout from alcohol without being branded as a nanny-state killjoy.
For the second time the annual accounting of the treatment caseload in England combines records of drug and alcohol use treatment, registering a continuing fall in total numbers and decreasing success with opiate users, while the treatment of drinkers appears to be improving.
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